Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread-clean and soooo yummy

Today, my husband and kids suggested going to an amazing vegan bakery for a little favorite because they also bake the most delicious gluten free treats too! Much to my disappointment, they had sold all of the gluten free offerings that sad. So when I got home, I decided to make my own treat with some bananas that were totally overripe and a huge zucchini from my in-laws garden. This is soooo easy, soooo yummy and full of fruit and veggies!

What you need:
2 cups oats, pulsed in blender until "flour"

  • 2 very ripe bananas smashed
  • 2.5 cups of shredded zucchini (I spiralize and run a knife through mine)
  • 100 calories worth of plain, vegan protein powder. I like the pea protein from Trader Joe's
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP oil of choice (loving my avocado oil)
  • 1 1/2 TBSP apple cider vinager
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
What you do:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 8x8 pan
  3. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and then fold in the chocolate
  4. Pour into the pan and bake on middle rack for 40-45 minutes 
EAT it!

Nutrition for one giant piece...1/9 of the pan

235 calories
8 grams fat
36 carbs
4 grams fiber
6 grams protein